Tuesday, July 16, 2024

RIP Emmy Award Winning Actress Peggy McCay, 90, Long Time Matriarch of “Days of our Lives”


Sad news: Peggy McCay, who played Caroline Brady on “Days of our Lives” beginning in the mid 1980s, has passed way. She was three weeks short of her 91st birthday.

McCay won a prime time Emmy Award as a special guest on “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” in the 1990s. She had two other Emmy nominations and five more Daytime Emmy noms for “Days.”

McCay’s first credit on TV was Kraft Theater in 1949. Born in New York (you could hear it in her voice), McCay worked every year from then on until she picked up the role of Caroline Brady in 1983. She was a salty, no nonsense actress who won over audiences easily.

Ironically, the actor who played her husband on “Days,” Frank Parker, passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was 79.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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